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Surviving the digitial age

The Canned Critters were first introduced to the market in the late 1980’s. They proved to be very popular and sales boomed through the 1990’s. The producted proved to be a great gift for both adults and kids. However sales started to decline in the late 1990’s as the tech boom started to impact the children’s toy market. Rather than playing with stuff toys kids were playing with computers. Before the tech boom kids appreciated stuffies up until 7 or 8 maybe even 10 years of age. In today’s world, by the time a child is 5 years old the...

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FAQ's

Over the years we have received hundreds if not thousands of questions and comments about our Canned Critters. We have highlighted below the most delightful and funniest ones below:   (1)       How do you open the can?             With a can opener! We receive this question a lot. (2)       You guys eat this stuff?             This question is asked more than you could imagine. (3)       How do you get the Critters in the can?             We stuff them! (4)       I received my first Canned Critter when I was five. I just bought my daughter her first of many!             A...

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The Canned Critter Story...

It all started 28 years ago with the idea of putting plush animals in a can. The work began with designing the plush animals, then creating the labels and sourcing manufacturers of plush and cans. We were already in the plush business so designing the plush animals for the cans was challenging but routine for us. Much of our effort was focused on producing the art and text to be included on the labels. Finding the right balance between humor, fun and education was the key. After many months of creative work, testing and designing, the initial line of Canned...

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What's a Canned Critter!?!

What is a Canned Critter

What is a Canned Critter? Often we are asked: what do you do? Our typical answer is: we design, manufacture and distribute Canned Critters. The next question is usually: what is a Canned Critter? We typically answer: it is 6” cuddly plush animal sealed in a can. What is a Canned Critter? Sealing a plush animal in a can is indeed a novel idea. Add an artistic and realistic rendition of each animal on the can label and educational facts on the back of the can, makes the Canned Critters fun and educational. Chances are if you have a Canned...

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